“We help purpose driven entrepreneurial business leaders to lead and build businesses that are impactful legacies! Over 90 percent of the businesses we have worked with during the last 15 years are still operating and still thriving today, yet, in both in the UK and the USA where most of our clients are located, historical data confirms that the opposite is true for businesses in general, with an average of around 90 percent of new businesses ceasing to trade within a 5-year period. For us, this illustrates the profound sustainable power of ‘purpose-driven businesses’ that are built on the foundations of their own unique, authentic core values.” – Alistair Lobo
Our ‘Authentic Core Values’ determine ‘who we work with’.
- Values Driven
- Fair Exchange
- Authenticity with Low ego
- Systems Building
- Business AND Personal growth
From a young age 2 things fascinated me more than anything else ‘building businesses’ and ‘personal growth’, so I guess it was inevitable that I would end up becoming a mentor and coach for entrepreneurial business leaders where ‘business and personal growth’ are worked on together.
Before becoming a full-time coach, mentor and public speaker I co-owned and led 2 SMEs, after the sale of Kempster Lobo Insurance Brokers, I took a year off and spent time working with Tony Robbins in the USA, where I learned NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and became an NLP Trainer. When I returned, I knew that computers were the future, so I did an intensive IT course at a college where at the end of the course I was offered a job on the IT help desk of the BBC where I could carry on learning about computers. In a few short years by applying all the leadership skills I had learned in my year off, I became a Project Manager and volunteered to work on the projects that were going wrong.
After proving I could turn-around failing projects, I was offered to be the Project Manager of the BBC’s Digital Production Project (Phase 1), which at £120M was then the largest project in the BBC’s history. I realised that the reason that I was able to turn-around these failing projects was more to do with empowering people through ‘leadership coaching’ and ‘creative thinking’ than it was to do with ‘managing the project’.
The calling to become a full-time coach and mentor grew so much that after successfully delivering Phase 1 of Digital Production I resigned to start Certain Progress.
OTHER EXPERIENCES OF NOTE
I have worked closely with and been mentored by Dr. John Demartini the world’s leading authority in Axiology (The study of values)
I have been a facilitator at more than 25 of Dr. Demartini’s International Breakthrough Experience events.
I have studied and, in multiple business environments, I have applied:
– ‘Talent Dynamics’
– DISC profiling
– Axiology and Values Assessments
I have studied and applied ‘Holacracy’ the revolutionary, proven most dynamic approach to organisational structure which I have studied at close quarters in Zappos in the Las Vegas head office.
The late great scientist Chris Cowan taught me ‘Spiral Dynamics’ (The science of thinking systems)
I am a practicing Karate black belt and I was the mindset coach for 3 x British Kung Fu Champion Jon Robson before & throughout his career. I apply many of the same mindset principles to business leadership.